Articles tagged China

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A café in Beijing responds to the need for green in the polluted city

Beijing – Nota Architects worked on Seesaw Coffee, a café in a bustling mall that provides a much-needed urban green space, indoors.

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Can exhibition design help promote cross-cultural creative dialogue?

Shenzhen – A Shenzhen exhibition designed by Döppel Studio and Désormeaux/Carrette speaks of the future of transnational design collaborations. 

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Leisure clubs in China aren’t just for grown-ups – they’re for the little ones, too

Suzhou, China – X+Living's Loong Swim Club is a fairy-tale-like sports centre catered to kids' entertainment and parents' leisure.

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This DIY bakery can teach you three things about the Chinese hospitality market

Anji, China – KCA’s design for Yakafu, a DIY bakery, speaks of the new trends developing in the Chinese retail and hospitality market. Here are three takeaways.

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Chinese bookstore wave? This one even has a beauty salon inside

Chengdu – The Yan Ji You flagship, designed by Kyle Chan, in Chengdu is really challenging the idea of a bookstores binding together nine different stores.

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China has the most cinemas worldwide – but should it value venue quality over quantity?

Changsha, China – Well-designed cinemas may help offset box office ramifications of China's oversupply of venues: just look to Changsha Jinyi, a new project from One Plus Partnership.

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In China, portrait studios are big business (and this studio is one of the biggest)

Beijing – For digital influencers in one of the world's largest shopping markets, portrait studios are getting an upgrade, by way of Daylab.

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Here’s another example of how Shanghai is killing the click-and-mortar game

Shanghai – Lifestyle retailer By asked Spacemen for a venue that could be swapped out to sell different product categories from one day to the next. They delivered.

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In fashion spaces, should retail rebellion be taken with a grain of salt?

Chongqing, China – For Chinese fashion label Annakiki’s first concept store, Joy Season Studio designed a bold yet relatable space to reflect the brand’s DNA.

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This radiant, virtual-like labyrinth is really a Japanese restaurant in Shanghai

Shanghai – Omakase, a new kaiseki restaurant in the Chinese city designed by Hip-pop Design Studio, blends the natural and unnatural for an immersive dining experience.

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This ethereal, multi-purpose flower shop in China is designed like a poem

Hangzhou, China – By Jove, designed by Mur Mur Lab in Hangzhou for a florist, is more concept store than mom-and-pop shop. 

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The secret ingredient to this moving Design China Beijing installation? Imagination

Beijing – In building an installation for a Chinese company, Joy Season Studio turned a cultural symbol into a spatial experience and focused on emotion instead of corporate language.